Back to School 2020 - 2021 Guide

  •  Back to School 2020 -2021 Guide

    Learn all you need to know to help your child go "Back to School" for the 2020-21 school year on this informative, easy to use site. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 24. You'll find everything you need to know to start the year off right, including the new student calendar, exam, test and report card schedules, back to school nights and lunch prices.

     

  • District's Reopening Plan

    The district worked diligently to develop a ReOpening Plan that keeps the health and wellbeing of students and staff at the forefront, while also creating a nurturing and productive learning environment.

    We have worked closely with our local medical advisory group, used the latest health information, guidance from the CDC, and your feedback to provide three learning options for Fall 2020. Details of those options can be read here so you can make an informed decision about your student’s education. For one of the three options, MyPCS Online, families can take a virtual training about Canvas, which will be the learning platform.

    Registration

    New students entering kindergarten, sixth or ninth grade who enroll in Pinellas County Schools will be assigned to a zoned school as long as there is available seat capacity. If the zoned school does not have capacity, students will be assigned to a nearby school with available seats and be provided school bus transportation. Students at all other grades will be assigned to their zoned school on a space-available basis. Find your zoned school, required documents and more about the registration process.
     
    The hours for the district's Student Assignment office are 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Monday-Friday. There will be extended hours on two days:
    • 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 15
    • 8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20

     

    The Student Assignment office is located in the district's Administration Building, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo. Families can receive assistance by calling the office at (727) 588-6210.

    Immunizations
    Find out the 2020-21 State of Florida school entry Immunization Requirements.

    Up-To-Date Phone and Email Contact Information
    Please make sure PCS has your up-to-date contact info.
     
    Back to School Forms
    Access all the forms that families need to start the school year to include the Media Release Form, the Clinic Card and the Code of Conduct Parent and Student Acknowledge Letter.
     

    View videos on what to expect when students return to district facilities. The videos include proper handwashing techniques and germ prevention at schools.

     
    Student and Family Services

    Learn more about social services that the district makes available to students and families by watching this social services video.

    Transportation
    If your child is a bus rider, you will receive information in the mail from the district's Transportation Office detailing your child's bus stop, route number, and pick up and drop off times for the 2012-21 school year.

    If you have questions about your student's bus transportation, please contact the Transportation District Call Center: (727) 587-2020. Visit the Transportation webpage.
     
    School Supply List

    View the recommended supply lists, by grade level.

    2020-21 School Calendars & Schedules

    Student Calendar
    Staff Calendar
    Holidays and Observances
    Middle School Exam Schedule
    High School Exam Schedule
    School Bell Times

    2020-21 School Events/Clinics

    Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County Back to School clinic

     
    Open House Nights

    Please verify with your school for your Back-to-School night for the 2020-2021 school year.

    Uniform and Modified Dress Code
    View the PCS Dress Code Policy.
    Rule regarding Face Coverings (masks)

    Breakfast and Lunch Programs

    All students are able to have one breakfast meal at no charge consisting of an entree item, fruit choice and milk. The district's Food Service webpage will have lunch prices, how to apply for free or reduced lunch and lunch menus. You will also find the meal distribution information for the Traditional and MyPCS Online learning options.

    Under a federal program, 64 schools in Pinellas County offer lunch at no charge to all students. Families of students at schools in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program will not need to submit applications for free/reduced price lunches, however, they may choose to submit an online application if they may qualify for other benefits, such as SAT Test or Summer Camp discounts.  Online application is available at https://www.applyforlunch.com/

    Family Engagement

    Discover the great choices PCS offers to engage in your child's education from mentoring and volunteering to serving on a committee at your child's school Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or School Advisory Council (SAC). To find out how you can become involved in your child's education.

    Family Communications

    Pinellas County Schools uses an electronic flyer communication and delivery tool called “Peachjar.” Parents will receive electronic flyers from their child’s school once per week. With the Peachjar eflyer program, the eflyers are sent directly to parents’ email inboxes as well as posted on school websites for easy access. School and school district-approved eflyers help to keep families informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events. Learn more at pcsb.org/peachjar


    Student Accident Insurance
    The Pinellas County School Board, like most school boards in the State of Florida, requires students participating in certain school activities to purchase student accident insurance. Get more information on Student Accident Insurance and enrollment information on mandatory and voluntary student accident insurance.

    School Board Meetings

    Most Pinellas County School Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Exceptions are July, August, November and December when the meeting schedule is modified to accommodate scheduled holidays. Minutes from each meeting are published after they are approved at the following board meeting. Get more info and the School Board meeting schedule.

    Superintendent Michael A. Grego

    Did you not find the information you were looking for? Please use this school list to contact your school